2010 Conference in Columbia, Maryland

Here is a collection of photos from the conference taken by Dennis and Henry.
Limited edition button created by Jean-Michel for the meeting.
Cover for 2010 Conference program.
Our 2010 annual meeting was held in Columbia, Maryland, from May 20th - May 22nd.


May 19
7:00 PM Dinner at: Morgan’s Restaurant @ Columbia Hilton Hotel
   5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045-3247
May 20
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM NAJVS Business Meeting (members only)
   - Agenda TBA by NAJVS President Jean-Michel Margot
12:00 PM Lunch as you wish…
   - Fast food and chain restaurants nearby
2:00 PM NAJVS Business Meeting continued — if required (members only)
otherwise relax as you wish…
7:00 PM Official welcome dinner at: Cafe De Paris
   8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, MD 21045-2109
May 21
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Opening remarks
   - Jean-Michel Margot, President, NAJVS Inc.
9:15 AM “Publishing Jules Verne at Home”
   - Norm Wolcott, NAJVS Inc.
10:00 AM “Jules Verne & NASA”
(from the Henry Sharton Collection)
   - Dennis Kytasaari, NAJVS Inc.
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM “Anticipating the Past”
   - Prof. Marie-Hélène Huet, Princeton University
12:00 PM Lunch as you wish…
   - Fast food and chain restaurants nearby
2:00 PM “A Brief History of Howard County and Columbia, MD”
   - Mark Eckell, NAJVS Inc.
2:30 PM “A Land of Eccentrics: Jules Verne’s United States and The Will of an Eccentric
   - Brian Taves, Library of Congress
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM “Writing a Jules Verne Story”
   - Roger Leyonmark, NAJVS Inc.
3:45 PM “Why Read Verne?”
   - Michael Dirda, Washington Post
7:00 PM Dinner at: Rams Head Tavern
   8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763-9512
May 22
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Relax as you wish, perhaps the hotel pool?!
12:00 PM Lunch as you wish
   - Fast food and chain restaurants nearby
3:00 PM Around the World in Eighty Days at the Round House Theatre
   4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
   We will leave just after lunch to get to the theater for this starting time. After the play, members of the NAJVS
   will be leading a discussion of the play and Verne with the audience. Transportation from Columbia to
   Bethesda and back should not be a problem; there will be enough cars with available seats to do the job.
6:00 PM Dinner in Bethesda at location: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
      7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
May 23